From the February 1972 magazine.

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PORT MORESBY, NEW GUINEA--A commission of inquiry on drinking in New Guinea was told that too much alcohol was ruining hundreds of native families.

New Guinea's 2,312,000 villagers were allowed to drink officially in September 1963, following a visit by a United Nations mission.

Now an upsurge in crime and general lawlessness has prompted some native leaders to call for prohibition.

-- AP